Quinoa - A beautiful, exotic and delicious food!
Quinoa (keen-wah) is a light, fluffy, creamy textured amino acid-rich (protein) seed that is a delicious replacement for rice or pasta. Although is not seen in most American kitchens, it can be found in most large grocery and health food stores at a very affordable price. It is most commonly considered a grain but is actually a relative of the leafy green vegetable and was once considered “the gold of the Incas”. .Directions
To begin, place water and quinoa in a large skillet and bring to a full boil for one minute. Next, reduce heat to a low, cover and simmer for approximately 12 minutes. At around 10 minutes, begin watching to make sure the quinoa is not sticking to the bottom of the pan. When all of the water has been evaporated, take the skillet off of the stove and place a clean hand towel over the qunioa and put the lid back on the skillet. Let the quinoa sit for an additional 10 minutes before removing the towel. This will allow the excess moisture to soak into the towel, leaving the quinoa super light and fluffy.Ingredients
- 1 cup Quinoa
- 2 cups Water
- Salt and pepper to taste
Serve with any meal as a substitute for whole wheat pasta or brown rice. Also delicious when added to any salad, wrap or favorite dish.
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